Schwimmer later tweeted a video of himself carrying a case of beer in a similar setting to that of the police image, only with the New York Yankees logo displayed on some shelving.
Schwimmer himself took to Twitter to prove his innocence by posting a video of himself in NY - running through a grocery store aisle with a case of beer.
In his Twitter post, Mr Schwimmer wrote: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me".
You know, just your typical small town police blotter type of stuff - and definitely not national news. Deborah D Jay Dandy said her son was involved in the robbery incident that Blackpool Police had referred to, and said she didn't find the jokes particularly amusing.
A spokesman for the Lancashire Constabulary told i he "appreciated" Schwimmer's support in the search.
David Schwimmer has responded to suggestions he was the lookalike of a suspected thief in Blackpool on social media.
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A Facebook post by United Kingdom police force featuring an image of a Ross Geller "lookalike" has left netizens in splits.
"How did he manage to take that unnoticed?"
Poor Ross, he and Rachel must have been on another break.
"Definitely Ross from Friends", one user said.
Other believed the suspect could in fact be one of Ross's various guises in the show, including Russ, Vikram or the Holiday Armadillo.
Another, referencing a Friends episode where Ross says he is an expert in self-defence, wrote: "Please approach with caution".
The post soon went viral and the comments section full of "Friends" jokes.